Skip to comments.Trump's 'Public Charge' Immigration Rule Upheld by Supreme Court; Rule withholds green cards from immigrants dependent on government services
Posted on 02/22/2020 8:52:55 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Donald Trump's rule changes the so-called "public charge" rule that withholds green cards from immigrants dependent on government services. Federal immigration law says that immigrants desiring permanent legal status can be denied if they are likely to become a "public charge."
Previously the government defined "public charge" as anyone receiving cash benefits. Those getting food stamps or housing assistance were exempt. The rule change means that green cards will only go to those who are free of dependency on government.
New York and Illinois sued the administration over the change and federal judges issued injunctions preventing the rule from being enacted. In January, the Supreme Court lifted the New York injunction and on Friday, the court lifted the Illinois order.
The vote was five to four and tracked familiar ideological lines. The Court did not give an explanation for its decision, as is typical of such orders. In dissent, Sotomayor said the Trump administration has been bringing cases to the Supreme Court prematurely by exploiting procedural rules.
"Claiming one emergency after another, the government has recently sought stays in an unprecedented number of cases, demanding immediate attention and consuming limited Court resources in each," Sotomayor wrote. "And with each successive application, of course, its cries of urgency ring increasingly hollow."
Gee...maybe if liberals didn't sue the administration for every little change they want to make in immigration or environmental law, they wouldn't have to seek "unprecedented" numbers of emergency orders.
Besides, the final disposition of the rules has not been judged. Challenges are still working their way through the courts and liberals may yet prevail.
The "Wise Latina" wasn't finished.
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How could anyone justify the difference? In all cases the person was getting public (i.e. taxpayer) support.
The wise Latina is sad but we need a stable and free country to live in. Sorry Sotomayor):
Goody, does this mean we can deport the BroFo from Somalia, MN?
Bankruptcy. It's not just for right-of-center institutions anymore...
Been the law since 1884.
I heard the President comment in his rally about how they have been sued over everything! That’s the dums motto, “if you can’t win fairly, then sue at every chance you get”
Duh, it’s the law. Oh wait, I forgot the “law” is only selectively enforced.
Welfare is welfare. It’s ALL taxpayer money in one way or another. I don’t want any of it going to parasites legal or illegal.
And they would not have to do that so much if there were not an unprecedented number of nationwide injunctions.
Public charge......charging the American tax payer (charge) with the bill, FU.
The immigration law has said “no dependency” since 1884. And if you’re ill, don’t even think of it.
My immigrant wife, perfect case for a visa, had to sign a wont be a public charge pledge. What changed?
I don’t think this a new requirement but rather a return to the way it was up until the early seventies. Green cards were difficult to come by. You could only apply for them in your home country and the process would take 18 months or more. Thorough vetting of financial condition criminals records, morals, and more were part of the approval routine.
Take care of the poor within your own gates first.
I’ve had more than one liberal blow up at this suggestion.
If we’re supposed to take care of everyone else in the world, why not annex their countries instead of moving them here? It is cheaper and less work for everyone.
Yes, it is colonialism, but liberals’ proposal is racism ... that these people must live here in our culture and societies to succeed, as well as to say we must dilute the Western cultures that are successful in the name of fairness.
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